Virtual Leadership Forum: "Workshop on Design-Thinking for Collaborative Leadership"

BritishAmerican Business looks forward to welcoming Anne-Laure Fayard, Professor of Innovation, Design and Organizational Studies, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, to lead an interactive workshop, “Workshop on Design-Thinking for Collaborative Leadership.

In today’s increasingly complex and changing world, innovation and collaboration have become essential to organizational success. Design thinking—or human-centered design—is a collaborative and creative approach to problem solving, which begins by adopting a holistic understanding of the users and their context. Through iterative prototyping, design-thinkers develop valuable and meaningful innovations—not only new products & services, but also organizational change. In this session, we will explore how design-thinking can help you grow your capacity for collaborative leadership.


Launched in 2016, the Leadership Forum is a program series aimed to cultivate a select group of emerging C-Suite leaders. During the yearlong program, which consists of in-person events, the delegates learn firsthand from sitting CEOs and other prominent industry leaders in BAB’s network, participate in workshops, share real-time challenges, and develop invaluable connections with peers. Participants in the Leadership Forum are specially nominated from BAB’s membership of multinational companies, and are recognized as a rising leader and distinguished contributor to their company.

Event Details


Monday 4 October
Time 11:00 – 12:00 EST

16:00 – 17:00 BST



Meet the Speaker

Anne-Laure Fayard is Chaired Professor in Social Innovation at NOVA School of Business and Economics in Lisbon Portugal and on leave from NYU for 2021-2022. At NYU she is Professor of Innovation, Design and Organization Studies at NYU Tandon School of Engineering with an affiliation in the Department of Management and Organizations at NYU Stern School of Business.

Anne-Laure is a qualitative researcher, whose interests involve communication, collaboration, culture and space, with a focus on interactions, particularly those between people and technology.  She is passionate about human-centered design and social innovation (which she researches, teaches and practices).  Her work has been published in several leading journals such as Administrative Science QuarterlyInformation System ResearchOrganization Science, and Harvard Business Review. She is also the co-author of The Power of Writing in Organizations.

Prior to joining NYU Tandon, Anne-Laure was a faculty member at INSEAD in Singapore and France. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the Ecole des Hautes-Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), an M. Phil. in Cognitive Science from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and an MA in Philosophy and M. Phil. in History and Philosophy of Science from La Sorbonne (Paris).